Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1979-09-05
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB (14th row center) NAK 700s>TC-158>MAC>FC/DD 2496>CDR; Hosted by Candyman.etree.org
- 2004-03-26 10:17:32
- FOB (14th row center) NAK 700s> TC-158> MAC> FC/DD 2496> CDR
- New York City, NY
- Madison Square Garden
Subject: I've Tried To Find Reasons NOT To Give This Five Stars - But I can't.
IMHO, this is one of the best examples of the band's professionalism - simply going through the motions of putting on a great show. Many times I read "going through the motions" as being taken negatively. In this case, "going through the motions" is hearing just how good these guys were on a night when that etherial spark of magic and one-ness with the crowd and the universe wasn't there. Practice really does make perfect. Because in this case, not being just exactly perfect, they overcame a moment in time that is not otherworldly, "X" Factor fabulous.
But that doesn't mean the whole package is worthy of only a better-than-average four stars (yeah, I noticed some folks are calling this a 4.5 show (with good reason)). Song selection certainly helped this reviewer's opinion. And with how well it's been recorded by Mr. Glassberg, and the Garcia Cringe-O-Meter not bouncing around too much tonight, I'm reasonably comfortable sneaking in a five.
Subject: more more more
Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain
Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World > Drums > Space > Black Peter
I Need a Miracle > Bertha > Good Lovin'
Encore: U.S. Blues
Subject: Gotta Love the Garden!!
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